Mystery bacteria at U.S. nuclear site — Official: It will be killed before being studied (PHOTO)

Published: May 6th, 2013 at 10:47 pm ET
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Title: Mystery bacteria ‘cobwebs’ found in SRS cooling tank
Source: Aiken Standard
Author: MIKE GELLATLY
Date: May 4, 2013

Mystery bacteria ‘cobwebs’ found in [Savannah River Site (South Carolina)] cooling tank [...]

Sometime in Fiscal Year 2011, “cobwebs” of bacteria were first discovered [...]

[Maxcine Maxted with Department of Energy] said that the bacteria would be killed before being studied. [...]

Not knowing the “food” source for these bacteria adds to the mystery. [...]

“The cobweb material density has not noticeably increased since the original mapping in December 2011,” [Amy Caver of DOE Public Affairs] said. “In the locations where the cobweb material was removed during sampling in January 2012, there has been little to no cobweb material reformation. [...]

See also: Paper: Strange growth discovered on spent fuel could be "biological in nature" -- White, stringlike material resembles spider web

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29 comments to Mystery bacteria at U.S. nuclear site — Official: It will be killed before being studied (PHOTO)

  • RememberThis RememberThis

    Cyanobacteria at its source..underwater?


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    I can see it now; New York was obliterated when an unforeseen mass of mysterious bacteria fouled the guidance system of the ongoing nuclear waste shuttle to the sun. Engineers say they have learned important lessons from the event and steps are being taken to resolve the issue before the 'Safe Sun Shuttle' continues. President Obama the IIIrd made an announcement from the White House in U.N. Paraquay; "lets be clear; no one could have seen this highly unusual event. But every cloud has a silver lining and this has…pulled the people of our great nation together, and we can go forward in full confidence with our nuclear program…"


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  • ForwardAssist ForwardAssist

    /brings to mind the scene from the Planet of The Apes where Taylor finally sees the Statue of Liberty and realizes that mankind destroyed itself.


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  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    What else will come to light as a surprize killer bug with no cure?


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  • kimyo

    "….the bacteria would be killed before being studied"

    eermm, well, seeing as how the radioactivity didn't do them in, one wonders exactly how they plan to 'kill' them. bactine, i guess….


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  • charlie3

    It just hit me; as if in a science-fiction horror film, but far worse because it is real, the military-industrial-nuclear complex has created an environment and a food source for the (radioactive) life form that will follow us and which will eventually be the future life form on planet Earth.


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    • DisasterInterpretationDissorder DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      Hi charlie3
      If this become the dominant life -form on earth , the main bio-mass of the planet…
      It will be boring to recycle/reincarnate in to such simple life form's till ..

      First , by the time radiation has lowered enough to start splitting in to complex, more fragile lifeforms again,
      there is not enough time left to evolve back in to higher, complex being's like primates or dolphin's..
      Second , the Universe has this obsession with complexity , it strifes for it , from heat to matter ,
      to stars and solarsystems , from simple matter to complex matter , from simple chemics to advanced chemics to
      LIFE , from simple life to advanced life , to complex intelligent life..
      From Bio-University to rich and Intelligent Bio-Diversity based eco-systems…
      From simple instinct to survive to emphaty , social complexity and symbiose..
      The Universe has a dream , Earth was that dream , untill the Cancer came to screw it all and itself to death..
      No , not death , but stripped of every complex beauty it accomplisched to grow in to…and enjoy being it..
      How's that for a planetary midlife crisis.. I would be pissed to..
      O wait , i am..
      One can only imaging what Earth-evolution would have been capable of regarding conscience if it would have been left uninterupted..


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    "and the mysterious fibrous bacteria has finally been identified as Morgellons, complete with the signature pink and thalo blue fibers embedded in the silicone matrix. With the final phase of neural integration, we now realize the wisdom of the NWO, and are happy to support the great cause" The few remaining terror cells, including ENEnews have been neutralized.


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  • dosdos dosdos

    It's been over 16 months since they cleaned up this incident. As I remember the story, the bacteria was very similar to several hardy aquarium growths that have been well documented. The mystery was their food source, and that was probably something airborne that got past the air filters and was already consumed when the water was tested.


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  • @dosdos no, silly, its feeding on the *radiation*… similar growths at Fukushima & Tchernobyl… Tchernobyl's is black, of course… like the black fungus growing all every Japan. Color brought to you by the very same that colors human skin, a fact which opens a whole can of worms. The last two are proven to be feeding on radiation — the second as well — and the first?

    they killed it by injecting the reactor in question with hydrazine.

    funny how they didn't test it first, either.

    did an alien fungus just invade while we weren't looking, appearing at power plants planet wide at about the same time?


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  • many moons

    It's a window to our future. I wonder how the cobwebs will get on with the mysterious black powder in the east….perhaps they will develop weapons of mass destruction and fight for dominance.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The DOE…said this?
    Kill it first?..is this the plan for 'alien' life forms?
    It just goes the show the ignorance of the nuclear scientific community..killing something before studying it.

    Do they know what it is?
    Probably.
    Are they afraid of it..sure they are.


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    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      Read between the lines, HOTR. What *makes* cobwebs?

      They're not trying to kill a mystery lifeform. They're trying to kill the 200 lb. radioactive spider that's making those cobwebs.

      Just out of frame to the right, there's a contractor 'meal' all wrapped up in spiderwebs. You can just make out the unfortunate contractor's red rubber boot and gloves in the cocoon and what appears to be a fifth of Jim Beam.

      The spider is seemingly aware of human's aversion to radiation and mocks reactor operators by wearing several dosimeters from previous meals. SRS officials are unable to track the pesky spider for any length of time, as it will quickly remove monitoring cameras and toss them up on the refueling floor.


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      got a kick out that too, Heart. Now, I'm not sure who's more capable: the nuk-mold or these pathologists…


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Long Term Storage Of Nuclear Fuel, Nuclear Waste http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/recycling-or-long-term-storage-of.html

    Long Term Nuclear Waste Storage Fatal Flaw By Dr. Busby; via @AGreenRoad http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/long-term-nuclear-waste-storage-fatal.html


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Secret tests are probably done..the DoD, DARPA..looking to weaponize.
    Aren't these the folks that want to morph us all into something else by genetic 'enhancement'?
    Well… they made one (by providing opportunity)..a thing..let's see it ..why destroy it.
    Aren't they proud?(sarc)

    PS..There are very few real mysteries left in science.
    Are others in the science community ..just suppose to accept this as a 'mystery'?

    The effort of science is to solve mysteries.
    Not spend their days conjuring mystery..like charlatans selling snake oil.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    We got something growing in the cellar..
    But let's add on another room…down there..it's all good.

    "The half-completed MOX facility at Savannah River Site is designed to dispose of surplus plutonium by blending it into commercial nuclear fuel. The plant has become increasingly expensive, with construction costs recently revised from $4.9 billion to $7.7 billion."

    Sen. Lindsey Graham says reducing MOX costs could save the project.
    4/25/2013

    http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-04-25/sen-lindsey-graham-says-reducing-mox-costs-could-save-project.

    PS.Lindsey Graham is a jackass.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Stone jackass…Pfft!…let him sue me..


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  • "Oh! what a tangled web we weave
    When first we practice to deceive!"
    – Walter Scott (Marmion 1808)

    "Oh! what a tangled web we weave.
    When lives get destroyed by Death Machines?"
    – ChasAha (contemporary update 2013)

    "_____ fill in the blanks ____,
    ________________________________"
    – (year 2213..?)


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  • weeman

    This might be what we are looking for, something that can live in high radioactivity and if it is feeding on radioactive isotopes may be of use in clean environment of radioactivity, not likly to be feeding on radioactivity though, most likely water source was contaminated.
    But still can live in high radioactivity amazing, it may be a avenue worth persuit or maybe we should not try to out smart nature, you know we're that got us.


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  • EX-pose-the-fakes

    Perhaps left over shit from one of the 20+ groups invading this planet for its slave labor production

    http://vimeo.com/65430488

    Paul Hellyer throwin' it down for real…check this one out. Its definitely related


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